Black Orpington -- Roo or Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by autumnbee17, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. autumnbee17

    autumnbee17 Chirping

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    I am hoping that this chicken is a hen, but lately I have been thinking she is a he.
     

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  2. Braves06

    Braves06 Chirping

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    Looks like a hen to me, what’s been making you think it was a rooster?
     
  3. BaaKaaawk

    BaaKaaawk Crowing

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    Pretty hard to tell from that dark picture. It sits like a hen though. ;)
     
  4. autumnbee17

    autumnbee17 Chirping

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    Well she cashes the other two roosters that I have from their flock when they pick on the little ones. Also her sister does not have a red comb and red wattle yet.
     
  5. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Flock Valedictorian

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    Cockerel. :)

    Technically not a rooster until one year of age. Even if it was a pullet, it wouldn’t be called a hen until 1 year of age also.. ;)
     
  6. Braves06

    Braves06 Chirping

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    Probably just one those feisty hens that think their a rooster LOL. I’ve had a few of those
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Need better pics. Standing broadside are best. Also need to know the age.
     
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  8. autumnbee17

    autumnbee17 Chirping

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    4 months old. I figured tonight that the chicken is a roster after it started chasing the other rosters I have.
     
  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Age, and a better pic. At 14 weeks it should be easy to tell in better lighting than this pic. Chasing other cockerels or roosters isn't very indicative of gender. Females will do that too.
    Saddle Feathers.jpg
     
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